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Spa Classic 2015 – Preview

Submitted by on May 22, 2015


Spa-Francorchamps will host the 5th edition of the Spa-Classic organised by Peter Auto fro France, during the weekend of May 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

Since 2011, the year that saw birth of one of Europe’s greatest historic motorsports events, the event has grown in stature, experience and maturity. The epic scenery of the Ardennes region, combined with the unique shapes and sounds from cars that have written history throughout the world, settle down for a thrill ride on the Ardennes rollercoaster.

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For the fifth edition six epic starting grids are presented over the three days of racing, including Classic Endurance Racing, one of Europe’s best historic motorsports series featuring sportscars and GT’s from the late sixties to the late seventies. The combined grids of Classic Endurance Racing 1 and 2 features no less than 86 cars!

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From the UK Group C Racing is present featuring a vast grid of unique prototypes that bring back the golden days of endurance racing to the Ardennes. For the fifth edition 19 cars are entered including a Jaguar XJR14 and XJR16, a Lancia LC2, several Nissan’s and Porsche 962’s, as well as a ADA from 1988. Fans of historic touring cars and GTs will be treated with a large field gathered into Sixties Endurance. If you’re passion lies within Italian Sports and GTs from the late fifties until 1965 you must come and see the20 cars from the Trofeo Nastro Rosso, promoted by Peter Auto. Italian beauties, such a the Ferrari 250 GT and 275 GTB, Maserati 300S, Bizzarrini 5300 and Alfa Romeo can be seen in two 1 hour races.


Peter Auto introduced back in 2013 the Spa Endurance Tourisme grid to tribute the Spa 24 Hours. The brand new Heritage Touring Cup takes us back to the glory years of touring car racing (1966-1984) featuring cars such as the BMW 3.0 CSL, BMW 635i, Ford with both the Escort and Capri and many others. This year no less than 43 epic touring cars will fill the grid. From the UK, the Historic Motor Racing News U2TC is present including pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars, including the BMW 2002, Ford Lotus Cortina and Alfa Romeo Giulia.

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The largest grid of the weekend comes from the Peter Auto series, Sixties Endurance presenting a splendid 74 cars grid including AC Cobra’s, Jaguar E Type’s, different Porsche’s and lot’s of others.


Just like in 2013 and 2014, the well known British auction house Bonhams will be present at the Spa Classic. Over fifty cars will be offered for sale including a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster, a 1963 Lancia Flaminia 3C Cabriolet and a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 just to name a few. More information about this great event, ticketing and programme can be found here

© Marcel Hundscheid/Speed-O-Graphica.com

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